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Last Chance to Nominate: 2022 Douglas County Family Spotlight Awards

Help us recognize the most loved local businesses for kids and families ~ nominate your favorites!

By Kyrie Collins, Macaroni KID Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher September 12, 2022

Who do parents turn to when they want to find the most romantic date night restaurant, the most awesome dance lessons for their kids, or Douglas County's best-kept secret? Well, Macaroni KID and other parents, of course! 

Formerly known as the "Gold Daisy Awards," our contest is now called the "Family Spotlight Awards."


Help us recognize the most loved Douglas County businesses for kids and families!


For the 10th year in a row, we are shining a light on your favorite businesses. Our categories focus on where to enrich, entertain, and exhaust your kids, as well as those businesses that just make parenting life a little easier.

NOMINATE TODAY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!

Don’t keep great local businesses a secret — share your favorites with us!

The nomination period for the 10th annual Macaroni KID Douglas County Family Spotlight Awards is open from Monday, September 12 through Friday, September 30, 2022. 

We are giving away a $50 gift card during each week of the nomination period (for a total of three gift cards). Subscribers who nominate in at least ten (10) categories are automatically entered for a chance to win.

We will draw the winners on September 17, 24, and October 1. There are no restrictions on the number of gift cards you can win. The sooner you nominate, the more chances you'll have! 



CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE!


BUSINESSES CAN WIN TOO!

The winning business in each category will receive a free one-year listing in the Macaroni KID business directory, a digital badge to use on their website and social media pages, and a certificate to display at their location — plus the honor of knowing local families consider them one of the best!

The business with the most total nominations and votes in any one category will win a $500 advertising package!

If you are a business owner and would like help getting the word out to your customers, send an email to kyrieandsam@macaronikid.com, and I will provide you with a complete marketing toolkit.

2022 CATEGORIES

ENRICH YOUR KIDS

  • Art Lessons
  • Dance Lessons
  • Drama/Theater Lessons
  • Gymnastics/Movement: Little Kids (Ages 0-10)
  • Gymnastics/Parkour: Big Kids (Ages 11-17)
  • Martial Arts Studio
  • Music Lessons
  • Swim Lessons
  • Youth Sports Program
  • Other Classes/Programs

ENTERTAIN YOUR FAMILY

  • Indoor Fun: Little Kids (Ages 0-10)
  • Indoor Fun: Big Kids (Ages 11-17)
  • Outdoor Fun
  • Family-Friendly Theater/Live Performances

CELEBRATE WITH YOUR FAMILY

  • Birthday Party Venue: Little Kids (Ages 0-10)
  • Birthday Party Venue: Big Kids (Ages 11-17)
  • Party Entertainer
  • Bakery/Party Treats
  • Where to Buy Books/Games/Toys
  • Family Photographer
  • Other Party Services

DINE WITH YOUR FAMILY

  • Breakfast/Brunch Place
  • Coffee/Tea Shop
  • Pizza Place
  • Burger Spot
  • Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt

TAKE CARE OF YOUR KIDS

  • Pediatrician
  • Pediatric Dentist
  • Orthodontist
  • Chiropractor
  • Hospital
  • Urgent Care Clinic
  • Preschool
  • Tutoring Service
  • Kids' Haircut

TAKE CARE OF YOUR PETS

  • Veterinarian
  • Pet Boarding
  • Pet Grooming
  • Other Pet Services

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

  • Brewery/Winery/Place to Get a Drink
  • Date Night Restaurant
  • Mom's Night Out or Date Night Activity
  • Hair Salon
  • Pampering Place for Mom
  • Fitness Studio/Gym/Health Club
  • Housecleaning

ONE LAST THING (OK, TWO)

  • Best Kept Secret
  • Best New Business (Open 12 Months or Less)




THE RULES:

  • Only one nomination and vote per email address, please.
  • By nominating and/or voting, you agree to receive emails from Macaroni KID Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree. You also agree to the privacy statement and cookie policy. We do not sell, lease, rent, or otherwise disclose the Personal Information collected from our Services to third parties unless otherwise stated in this Privacy Statement or with your consent. 
  • Nominate as many or as few businesses as you would like. You must nominate in at least ten (10) categories to be entered into the prize drawing.
  • Businesses must be located within Douglas County.
  • Macaroni KID validates each email to ensure authenticity. We reserve the right to eliminate votes that are deemed to be invalid or to have interfered with the fair administration of this contest. Such action may disqualify the business from winning.
  • Nominations will be open from September 12, 2022, through September 30, 2022. Voting will be open from October 3, 2022, through October 23, 2022. Any nominations/votes cast outside the dates and times indicated will not be counted.
  • See our Complete Official Sweepstakes Rules and our Family Spotlight Awards Information Page for more details.